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Justin Mac Gregor
John Sherlock Assistant Professor, Drama

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "Handsome Devil," "Their Finest," and "Rules Don't Apply."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, - Broadcast, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'How I Helped End Communism (And Save Democracy for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin).', Trinity Week, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, - Theatre Production, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "The Mummy," "Norman," and "My Cousin Rachel."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, - Broadcast, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Kong: Skull Island" and "Elle."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, - Broadcast, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Loving," "Gold," and "Rings."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, - Broadcast, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Film reviews of "Kingsmen: The Golden Circle," "Maze," and "Borg McEnroe."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2017, - Broadcast, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Knight of Cups," and "Bad Neighbours 2."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Magnificent Seven," "Siege of Jadotville," and "Little Men."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Tale of Tales," "The Conjuring 2," and "Gods of Egypt."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Uhta! The last part of the night', Smock Alley Theatre, come as you arts eire, 2016, - Theatre Production, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Review of "The Shallows," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," and "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Chi-Raq," "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson," and "Bleed for This."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'Monologues from A Slow Dance With Death', Victoria, Canada, The Canadian Centre for the Performing Arts, 2016, - Theatre Production, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'The Lonely Clouds of Guernica', University of Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield, 2016, - Theatre Production, 2016

Justin MacGregor, 'The Business of Animation', The Business, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'To Russia, With Pride', Waterford Diversity Festival, New Line Theatre, 2015, - Theatre Production, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Sunset Song, "Christmas with the Coopers," and "Victor Frankenstein."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews for "The Program," "The Lobster," and "Pan."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Monologues from A Slow Dance With Death', Victoria, Canada, The Canadian Centre for the Performing Arts, 2015, - Theatre Production, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Television Review: "True Detective: Season 2."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "The Good Lie," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "The Emperor's New Clothes."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'Film Reviews of "Straight Outta Compton," "Miss Julie," and "45 Years."', Arena, Dublin, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Justin MacGregor, 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Images for Putin's Russia', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014

Justin MacGregor, 'The Ballad of Brian Burke', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet!, Samuel Beckett Theatre / Youtube, 2014, - Theatre Production, 2014

Justin MacGregor, 'It Shall Be Illegal', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, - Theatre Production, 2014

Justin MacGregor, 'Nyet! Nyet! Soviet: An Evening in Support of LGBT People in Russia', Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2014, - Music Production, 2014

Justin MacGregor, 'For What It's Worth: Images from Putin's Russia', Nyet! Nyet! Soviet, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014

Justin MacGregor, 'The Seventh Day', One Play One Day Festival, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, 2013, - Theatre Production, 2013

Justin MacGregor, 'Mugabeland!', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2013, - Theatre Production, 2013 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'The Spy Who Ate Ice Cream', Milk and Cookies Storytelling Festival, 2013, - Theatre Production, 2013

Justin MacGregor, 'How I Helped End Communism (And Save Democracy for George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin)', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2012, - Theatre Production, 2012

Justin MacGregor, 'In For A Penny', One Play, One Day Festival, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, Studio Salford and Future Artists Studio, Salford, 2012, - Theatre Production, 2012 URL

Justin MacGregor, et al., 'Life in a Day (Cambodia)', Life in a Day, 1, California, Scott Free Productions and YouTube, 2011, - Visual art production, 2011

Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed - Trailer 3', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, - Film production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'Pas de Trois: Nigel Kennedy Live in St. Prex', St Prex Festival, 2011, - Music Production, 2011

Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed - Trailer 2', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, - Film production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed - Trailer 1', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, The Lowry / University of Bolton / come as you arts ltd., 2011, - Film production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'St Prex Classics', St Prex, Switzerland, St Prex Festival, 2011, - Film production, 2011 URL URL

Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed', Manchester, UK, The Lowry, 2011, - Theatre Production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'God Wept and the Devil Laughed - Trailer 4', God Wept and the Devil Laughed, 2011, - Film production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'The Lonely Clouds of Guernica', Manchester, UK, Birmingham, UK, The Lowry, The Old Joint Stock Theatre, 2011, - Theatre Production, 2011 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'He'll Meet You In A French Film', Huddersfield Literature Festival, 2011, - Visual art production, 2011

Justin MacGregor, 'The Play That Killed Me', Manchester, UK, Birmingham, UK, Cheshire, The Lowry, The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Cheshire Rural Touring Scheme, 2010, - Theatre Production, 2010

Justin MacGregor, '2012: The Games Are Coming! The End is Nigh!', London, UK, Lost Theatre / London Fringe, 2010, - Theatre Production, 2010

Justin MacGregor, 'Memories: A Writer's Confession', 2006, - Visual art production, 2006

Justin MacGregor, 'Boxing Shakespeare', 2005, - Theatre Production, 2005

Justin MacGregor, 'League of Lefties', 2003, - Visual art production, 2003

Justin MacGregor, 'The Big Screen', 2001, - Visual art production, 2001

Justin MacGregor, 'The Vigil', 2001, - Visual art production, 2001

Justin MacGregor, Cineworks 2000: Twenty Years of Independent Filmmaking in British Columbia, First, Vancouver, Canada, Government of British Columbia / BC 2000, 2000, 1 - 128pp Book, 2000

Justin MacGregor, The Lost Verses, Carousel Magazine, 1, (8), 1992, p23 - 27 Journal Article, 1992

Justin MacGregor, The Cat, The Trinity University Review, XCVIV, (2), 1986, p26 - 28 Journal Article, 1986

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Justin MacGregor, Friday Panel: The current state of Irish Film and Television Production., The Film Netwrok, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 20 January, 2017, DU Film Society Invited Talk, 2017

Justin MacGregor, 'Trailer for Fyodor.', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'Trailer for Ivan.', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014 URL

Justin MacGregor, 'Trailer for Alyosha.', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014 URL

Nicholas Johnson, 'The Brothers Karamazov', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, - Theatre Production, 2014 URL URL

Justin MacGregor, 'Trailer for Dmitri', The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014 URL

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Crossing Dublin (chased by Joyce)
  • Summary
    • A feature film about a novelist with a heart condition and his mad best friend (performance artist Tina) decide the only way to cure him is to fulfil James Joyce's challenge in Ulysses to cross Dublin without passing a pub...
  • Funding Agency
    • Private and internal
  • Date From
    • May 2015
  • Date To
    • Sept 2017
  • Title
    • Mugabeland!
  • Summary
    • An adaptation of the Manchester Theatre Award nominated "Mugabeland!" into a feature film.
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts Council England, The Peggy Ramsay Foundation, KwaZulu Natal Film Commission
  • Date From
    • 1 January 2016
  • Date To
    • 1 December 2017
  • Title
    • Vaclav's Prague Spring Blues
  • Summary
    • The true story of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1964 tour of Peter Brook's King Lear with Paul Scofield behind the Iron Curtain to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Birthday. In Prague, the actors spent many nights drinking and debating with an emerging playwright named Vaclav Havel.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Peggy Ramsay Foundation and The Lowry
  • Date From
    • 1 August 2016
  • Date To
    • 1 November 2017
  • Title
    • Shrapnel From the War's End
  • Summary
    • A look at Irish soldiers who deserted to fight Fascism and the terrible price they paid for defeating the Nazis.
  • Date From
    • February 2017
  • Date To
    • February 2018
  • Title
    • Quantum Haze: The true story of a rock and roll loving, draft dodging, time travelling, quantum mechanic.
  • Summary
    • Dr. Jason Brent has spent decades pursing a theory that would combine supersymmetry and the multiverse into one grand unifying theory of everything. But first he needs to find part of a guitar Jimi Hendrix threw into the audience at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1968. With that he will reconcile Einstein with the quantum theories he hated and accidentally created.
  • Date From
    • 1994
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

Arts Education; Arts in Education; ARTS/HUMANITIES/CULTURAL ACTIVITIES; Creative Arts; DOCUMENTARY THEATRE; Dramatic/Theatre Arts; FILM; Film Music; Film Studies; Film Theory; Film Theory and Philosophy; Filmmaking; Irish Theatre, Film and Cultural Performance; Media Arts; MULTIPLATFORM STUDIES; Performance Arts; Performing Arts; THEATRE OF THE REAL; TRANSMEDIA CREATION; Visual Arts

Recognition

Representations

External Examiner, NUI Galway, MA in Production & Direction Sept. 2016

International Author, Maison Des Scénaristes, Cannes Film Festival May 2016

International Author, Maison Des Scénaristes, Cannes Film Festival May 2015

International Author, Maison Des Scénaristes, Claremont Ferrand Film Festival Feb. 2015

Juror, British Columbia Arts Council 2008

Chair, Meet the Filmmakers, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 2000

Guest Speaker, Cinematic Salon, CIneworks Independent Filmmakers Society 2000

Chair, Meet the Filmmakers, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 1999

Keynote Speaker, Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum 1998

Keynote Speaker, Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum 1997

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award 1983

Awards and Honours

Peggy Ramsay Writing Award 2015

Project Award, Visual and Performing Arts Fund 2015

Theatre Project Award, Arts Council Ireland 2014

Professional Membership, Writer's Guild of Ireland 2013

Professional Membership, Screen Director's Guild of Ireland 2013

Manchester Theatre Award Nominee January 2014

Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2013

Peter Brooks/Mobius Award (Part of Submission) January 2013

Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2012

Peggy Ramsay Writing Award 2013

Peggy Ramsay Writing Award 2012

Best Experimental Film Nominee, Royal Television Society 2012

Manchester Theatre Award January 2012

BBC Achievement Award 2011

Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2011

Peggy Ramsay Writing Award 2011

Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2011

Peggy Ramsay Writing Award 2011

First Place, Huddersfield Literature Festival Poetry Challenge May 2011

Directing Bursary Award, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2010

Artist Project Award, Arts Council England 2010

Directing Bursary Award, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2009

Professional Membership, Writer's Guild of Great Britain 2009

Professional Membership, Director's Guild of Great Britain 2009

Audience Award, Reel Film Festival 2006

Artist Award, Ontario Arts Council 2002

Development Award, Telefilm Canada 2002

Best Ensemble Award, Reel Fast Film Festival 2001

Winner, CBC and DOC Script Competition 2001

Best Emerging Director Nominee, Shavick Awards 1999

Artist Award, British Columbia Arts Council 1998

Artist Award, British Columbia Arts Council 1997

Writing Award, Explorations, Canada Council for the Arts 1996

Memberships

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland 1 September 2013 – present

Writer's Guild of Ireland 1 September 2013 – present

Higher Education Academy 14 June 2011 – Ongoing

Director's Guild of Great Britain 1 June 2009 – 31 December 2014

Writer's Guild of Great Britain 1 June 2009 – 31 December 2014

Director's Guild of Canada 15 March 1999 – present

Full Member, Documentary Organisation of Canada 2001 – ongoing

Associate Member, Canadian Society of Cinematographers 1996 – ongoing